Data Protection in the Republic of Ireland Workplace

This easy to access e-learning module is tailored specifically to meet the needs of organisations in the Republic of Ireland. It provides thorough data protection training suitable for all employees.

Training your workforce on Data Protection has become increasingly important in recent years. In the last 12 months over half of Irish companies have suffered at least one data breach, 55% say that they have seen company data stolen, hacked or compromised due to negligent employees and a third of Irish firms say they have seen sensitive data slip out of their organisation.

In the Republic of Ireland all organisations must comply with the Data Protection Act. The new General Data Protection Regulation, (GDPR) requires organisations to improve how they process and protect data. It also introduces significantly higher fines for data breaches.  Data Protection training reduces the likelihood of data breaches at work and considerably strengthens the employers’ defences when dealing with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC).

Data Protection in the Republic of Ireland Workplace

To obtain free access to the Data Protection eLearning module or discuss your requirements further, please contact a member of our eLearning team on 01 4013874 or elearning@legal-island.com

Developed specifically for the Irish market by a team of data protection experts and lawyers based in Ireland, the Legal-Island Data Protection eLearning module will:

  • Reduce the likelihood of human error.
  • Increase employee awareness of the 8 Principles of Data Protection.
  • Ensure non technical staff understand their responsibilities.
  • Provide an organisation with evidence of course completion which they can point to when working with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC).
  • Improve organisation image
  • Reduce training costs


Areas covered include:

  • Introduction to the Data Protection Acts
  • 8 Principles of Data Protection
  • Subject Access Requests
  • Information Security

Additional features:

User convenience:  Training can be completed at the user’s convenience, anytime day or night.

Record keeping: A designated senior staff member can access the secure and easy to use Learning Management System (LMS) to check which employees have completed the training and which have not.

Assessment: An end of course assessment is included to ensure the users have understood key components of the training.

Certification: Successful users will automatically receive a certificate indicating they have passed the course.  This allows you and them to maintain a record, should you need to refer to it in the future.

Course Length
40-50 mins including assessment 


Here's what your peers say about the module:

"An interactive and engaging elearning experience, giving a good grounding in the principles and application of the Data Protection Acts - suitable for any organisation handling personal data."

Dorothy Quinn MSc RM BSc Econ , Managing Director, DeeQue

What to do next?

To obtain free access to the Data Protection eLearning module or discuss your requirements further, please contact a member of our eLearning team on 01 4013874 or elearning@legal-island.com